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22 Portfolio Companies across Four Asset Classes Report Impact as part of KKR's Green Solutions Platform (GSP)
The launch of the GSP follows nearly eight years of meaningful environmental and financial impact from the GPP. During that time period, 27 companies participated with 25 of those companies reporting the following cumulative results thanks to companies' eco-efficiency efforts: nearly $1.2 billion in avoided costs and added revenue, more than 2.3 million metric tons of avoided greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 27 million cubic meters of avoided water use, and 6.3 million tons of avoided waste.
Evolving beyond this focus on eco-efficiency, the GSP will mobilize a broader spectrum of possible environmental and business impacts. The re-launched program will continue to drive efforts in eco-efficiency, but will also promote and champion participating companies' environmental innovations and solutions offerings to environmental challenges as part of their business mandate.
"We recognized that our companies have environmental opportunities that
go beyond eco-efficiency," said
As part of today's GSP announcement, KKR released results for 22 participating companies across four asset classes, including private equity, special situations, real estate and infrastructure. The majority of the reporting companies focus on eco-efficiency, with 19 case studies spanning a range of geographies and material issues. One company reported on eco-innovation and three companies reported on eco-solutions.
"This year's announcement includes KKR's largest number of participating
companies at any one time in the history of our environmental program,"
Private equity portfolio companies reporting results include
KKR will continuously engage with key stakeholders for feedback and
input as this program grows over time. Longtime partner
"We're proud to see this effort that we worked with KKR to launch eight
years ago continue to evolve, expanding beyond the bottom-line benefits
of eco-efficiency to the potential top-line benefits from companies
making environmental solutions core to their business models," said
For more on KKR's Green Solutions Platform (GSP) and participating portfolio companies, visit www.green.kkr.com.
To read KKR's annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Citizenship report, visit www.kkresg.com.
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real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive
investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment
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creation at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its
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